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Casino Glossary

Casino Glossary



Affiliate program: A partnership program maintained by online casinos by which participating publishers often receive commission-based compensation. See examples of casino affiliate programs: OMG affilaites, Branders Partners, MegaPartners, AlphaAffiliates, Fortunate Partners


Bankroll: The total amount of money a player has set aside for gambling.

Betting Limit: The minimum and maximum amounts a player can bet on a particular game.

Bonus Code: A code that players can enter to claim a specific bonus or promotion.


Cashback: A percentage of a player's losses returned to them as a form of consolation.

Cashout: Withdrawing funds from a casino account.

Comps: Complimentary items or services given by the casino to reward players for their loyalty.

Croupier: The person who manages and facilitates casino table games, especially in live dealer games.


Deposit Bonus: A bonus offered to players upon making a deposit, usually a percentage of the deposit amount.


Free Play: A mode in which players can try out casino games without using real money.

Free Spins: Complimentary rounds on a slot machine, often triggered by specific symbols or combinations.


High Roller: A player who bets large amounts of money on casino games.

House Edge: The statistical advantage that the casino has over the players in any given game.

House Rules: The specific rules set by a casino for each game.


Jackpot: A large prize, often progressive, that accumulates over time and is won by a player hitting a specific combination.


Live Dealer: Online casino games where real dealers facilitate the game in real-time through live video streaming.


Mobile Casino: Online casino games designed and optimized for play on mobile devices.


No Deposit Bonus: A bonus given to players without the need for them to make a deposit, often as a welcome incentive.


Online casino (see also: online casino operator): A brand or company, an operator of a virtual platform that allows players to access game content online.


Progressive Jackpot: A continuously growing jackpot that increases with every wager placed on a connected group of games.


Reload Bonus: A bonus given to existing players when they make a new deposit.

RNG (Random Number Generator): A system that generates random outcomes in casino games to ensure fairness.

RTP (Return to Player), also known as Payout: The percentage of all wagered money that a casino game is expected to pay back to players over time.


SSL Encryption: Secure Socket Layer encryption technology used to protect player information and financial transactions.


Tournament: A competition where players compete against each other in casino games with the aim of winning prizes.


VIP Program: A loyalty program that offers special rewards and privileges to high-value players.

Volatility in slot games (see also: High Volatility, Low Volatility, Slots Volatility Index): volatility in slot games is what portion of RTP or Return to a Player is given to Big and Very Big Winnings. Related reading: what does volatility mean in slots


Wager: The act of placing a bet on a casino game.

Wagering Requirements: The number of times a player must bet a bonus amount before being allowed to withdraw any winnings.

Withdrawal Pending Period: The time frame during which a player's withdrawal request is being processed by the casino.

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